So you’re thinking of making Deviled Crab? I will tell you that you will not be disappointed with this Mexican appetizer!
It’s awful when you make stuffed crab or deviled crab and realize it didn’t quite turn out the way you had hoped. The condiments you used just didn’t blend or combine well together. But what’s even worse is this delicious treat turning out dry!
This has occurred to me a time or two following certain recipes or while testing out certain recipes.
However, this deviled crab recipe offers the best combinations of two things. It’s absolutely delicious, full of flavor and perfectly moist too! This recipe is soo good! 😋
I simply used 1 pound of lump crabmeat added some onion, red bell pepper, serrano pepper, white wine, scallions, fresh bread crumbs, egg, ground sage, butter and of course garlic.
And if you don’t like to much heat, do not use the whole serrano pepper.
Here’s a little a trick for you too, if you are like me and eat seafood as much as I do, then next time you buy blue crabs at your fish market, save the shells!! Clean them out with some dishwashing liquid and then boil them in some water to sterilize for 10 minutes and you’re set! Use them to stuff your crab mixture to make your delicious Deviled Crab!!!
For now no worries, if you don’t have shells to stuff, just make them into balls and flatten them out like your basic crab cakes.
Or if you have scallop shells, use those. Scallop shells can be found nowadays at Walmart in the crafts section. Or maybe Pier 1 is an option for you, that’s where I bought mine.
So let’s get to this absolutely delicious appetizer…yummy deviled crab.
- 1 Pound lump crab meat
- 1 cup onion (chopped finely)
- 1/2 cup red pepper (chopped finely)
- 2 scallions (chopped)
- 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper (chopped finely)
- 6 cloves of garlic (chopped finely)
- 2 Cups fresh bread crumbs
- 1 egg (whisked)
- 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 lemon (sprinkle over shells/patties)
- 6 crab shells (or form crab mix into patties)
|Finely chop onion, scallions, red pepper, garlic and serrano pepper. |
In a skillet, over medium heat, add olive oil. Then add onion, red pepper and serrano pepper. Mix well and cook for a few minutes or until tender.
Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add crab, bread crumbs, wine, butter, whisked egg, sage and parsley. Combine well. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more butter if desired.
|Pre-heat oven. Fill shells with mixture or form into balls and then flatten to form 1/2 inch patties. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.|
|Serve crab with lemon wedges. Enjoy!|
Let me know what you think in the comments 🤔